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JUCO Wrestling: NIACC’s Minto is co-ICCAC wrestler of year

MASON CITY – For the second straight season, NIACC’s Christian Minto has been selected as the ICCAC wrestler of the year.

Minto, who won the NJCAA Division I national title at 165 pounds last week, shares the honor this season with Iowa Western’s 157-pound national champion Isaiah Crosby.

Minto, who was 13-0 in 2021 and has a career record of 35-1, topped Iowa Central’s Keaton Geerts 13-8 in the 165-pound national title match.

At the national tournament, Minto advanced to the finals with a 15-1 major decision over Western Wyoming’s Collin Smith. He also won by fall and two decisions on the first day of the tournament.

Minto also won the NJCAA Central District title on March 7.

Crosby, who handed Minto his only career loss last year in the 2020 NJCAA 165-pound Championship, transitioned to the 157-pound class in 2021.

Crosby claimed his second national title last week with a 16-4 major decision victory over Pratt’s Dayton Porsch.

Iowa Central’s Luke Moffitt was selected as the 2021 ICCAC coach of the year.

The ICCAC wrestling coaches voted for the wrestler and coach year following the NJCAA national tournament.

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